Enterprise Angels (EA) is a unique model of early stage investing in New Zealand with a professional management team, over 150 Angel investors and close to 20 Strategic and Corporate Members making it the largest investment group of its kind in the country.
We regard our model as ‘best practice’ for investing in early stage companies – efficient, rigorous, mitigating investor risk and through our team and members adding real value as well as capital to investee companies.
We look for investment opportunities with unique innovation, technology and global scale. We invest in IT technology but also agri-tech, food, hort-tech and biotech companies. While investment funds are always important, we regard the skills and experience our management team and our members bring to companies we invest in, as being even more important.
We invest in deals throughout New Zealand but due to our geographical location and investment focus nearly 50% of funds invested to date have been in Bay of Plenty and Waikato companies.
An incorporated society, EA was established in 2008 and is governed by a Board of Directors elected by its members.
EA manages EA Funds 1 and 2 which invest alongside Enterprise Angels members, assisting investee companies reach their capital raising targets and members build investment portfolios.
We offer a nominee service whereby investments are held and administered on behalf of our investors by EA Nominee Ltd. EA Nominee Limited (EAN) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Enterprise Angels Incorporated.
We have invested in an online investment platform - AngelEquity – the most rewarding investor network - to provide all wholesale investors in New Zealand access to deals invested in by angels, with all the investor protective terms, valuation negotiation, due diligence and post-investment management that professional investors in the early-stage market enjoy.
There are three options for engaging with Enterprise Angels:
As a Registered Investor on www.AngelEquity.co.nz
As an Individual Member (for those who qualify as ‘wholesale investors’’); or
As a Strategic Partner or Corporate Member (for key commercial partners).